http://boxjoint.se/BoxJoint/publications/Aspects_of_reconfigurable_and_flexible_fixtures.pdf
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http://boxjoint.se/BoxJoint/publications/Fixture_design_using_Configurators.pdf

Reconfigurable Flexible Tooling for Aerospace Wing Assembly

SAE Aerospace Congress & Exhibition, Seattle, USA, 2009

This paper presents the project at Airbus - ReFlex - Reconfigurable and Flexible tooling, which was a 1,5 year project to investigate the possibilities using BoxJoint for flexible wing assembly.

Fixture design using configurators

Swedish Production Sumposium, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008

This paper presents the project at Airbus - ReFlex - Reconfigurable and Flexible tooling, which was a 1,5 year project to investigate the possibilities using BoxJoint for flexible wing assembly.

Nya verktyg tar Saab, Airbus och Being till sjunde himlen

Swedish news paper. Go to the web article. Published Nov 2009

Artikel i Ny Teknik februari 2010

Swedish news paper. Go to the web article. Or click here to download the PDF document.

Artikel i Ny Teknik augusti 2008

Swedish news paper. Go to the web article.

Academic publications

Coordinate Controlled Fixturing for Affordable Reconfigurable Tooling

This paper presents the project at Linköping University. This paper gives an introduction to using metrology system to configure flexible tooling. BoxJoint is the system used for testing the theory.

Local news paper in Linköping Sweden

BoxJoint is used as a flexible prototype fixture at SAAB for building the Neuron Aircraft. This news article are not explicit on BoxJoint but discusses the collaboration to France. In Swedish.

Svenska Monteringspriset

For the success at SAAB Aeronautics. In Swedish. Download PDF or go to Monteringsforum home page. NyTeknik also made this article. The motivation to the price is linked to here.

Publications

Publications

Flexapods - Flexible Tooling at SAAB for Building the NEURON Aircraft

This paper presents the industrialization of Flexapod technology at SAAB Aeronautics. Flexapods are configured manually by the use of a control panel developed by DELFOi. BoxJoint is used as framework solution.

Modular and Configurable steel structure for assembly fixtures

This paper presents the theory about BoxJoint. Airbus made a case study to compare conventional welded fixture systems with BoxJoint technology. This paper discusses the profound differences. This great paper was also published in Aerospace Engineering. Read the article.

Ny Teknik

BoxJoint and Flexapods saves millions at SAAB. Download this PDF.

Metro Teknik

Go to the web page.
Download this PDF.

Teknikföretagen

2010-01

Affordable Automation for Airframe Assembly - Development of Key Enabling Technologies

This is the PhD authored by Henrik Kihlman. It gives the perfect introduction to airframe assembly and in depth discussions to the area of reconfigurable tooling and examples of enabling technologies.

2010

2008

2009

2005

2002

Affordable Reconfigurable Tooling

This paper was the first concept paper on reonfigurable tooling presented in Chester, UK, 2002

2004

Low.cost Automation for Aircraft Assembly

This paper presented the results from the ADFAST project for reconfigurable Tooling.

Affordable Automation for Airframe Assembly - Development of Key Enabling Technologies

This is the PhD authored by Henrik Kihlman. It gives the perfect introduction to airframe assembly and in depth discussions to the area of reconfigurable tooling and examples of enabling technologies.

2007

News paper and web sites